After the exhausting Fair Warning tour, the band planned to take a break from one another in at an early stage 1982. Yet that plan changed when David Lee Roth had the idea to record and release a solitary – just to store the band’s surname in circulation.

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Roth wanted to cover the early on sixties Motown standard “Dancing in the Streets,” however that idea was put on host when Eddie said covering a various sixties classic, Roy Orbison’s “(Oh) pretty Woman” instead.

During the rehearsal because that “(Oh) pretty Woman,” Eddie and Dave acquired into one argument. Eddie wanted to recognize if Dave had learned all the lyrics, and also Dave pressed Eddie around whether he’d learned every the music. The pair acquired so recorded up in the spat that neither noticed they’d left out part of the song as soon as recording. Once the mistake to be discovered, the band determined to leave it as it was. The song was videotaped in someday at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, CA, and also released through the b-side the “Happy Trails,” before the tape would record the rest of the Diver Down album.

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When the solitary was initially released ~ above February 6th, 1982, the didn’t incorporate the indigenous “(Oh)” in the title, despite this to be corrected in later on releases.

Somewhat unexpectedly, the track was a huge hit, reaching number 12 top top the singles chart. Eddie liked it’s riff, but much come his chagrin, the song became their biggest hit, regardless of not having a true guitar solo. “It reflects you exactly how much guitar solos median to people,” he later complained.

Due come the success that the single, Warner Brothers unexpectedly demanded an album to back up the up, pretty lot forcing the tape to hurriedly record. This pressure might be the biggest reason why much more than one-third of the Diver Down album is comprised of cover songs.

The tape rushed to Amigo Studios to make Diver Down, the an initial album recorded exterior the hallowed rooms the Sunset Sound Recorders. Warner Bros. Owned Amigo, for this reason they could make it easily accessible on quick notice, and it to be cheaper for them, just costing about $46,000. This would be their only album ever recorded in ~ Amigo Studios, together Eddie would go top top to develop his 5150 Studios the following year.

Roy Orbison’s wife, Claudette, inspired the initial 1964 recording of this song.

Van Halen’s initial demo because that the tune (which remains uncirculated) was recorded in Malibu, CA, in a 16-track studio own by the brothers of Daryl Dragon (one-half of the 1970s singing duo the Captain and also Tennille).

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